Luciana Teresa Young, MD

Luciana Teresa Young, MD

Cardiology, Turner Syndrome, Fetal Care and Treatment Center, Cardiac Genetics, Echocardiography Imaging

On staff since October 2016

Children's Title: Director, Echocardiography Laboratory

Academic Title: Professor, Pediatrics

  • Biography

    Director, Echocardiography Laboratory - Seattle Children's Hospital
    Co-Director, Turner Syndrome Clinic - Seattle Children's Hospital
    Professional Advisory Board Member, Marfan Foundation
    Board Director, Inteleos

    Dr. Luciana Young, MD, FASE, FAHA, FACC is a Professor of Pediatric Cardiology at the University of Washington in Seattle. She is the Director of the Echocardiography Laboratory at Seattle Children's Hospital and has coauthored nearly 60 peer-reviewed journal articles, many of which focus on imaging and Marfan syndrome. Dr. Young is a member of the Professional Advisory Board for the Marfan Foundation, a non-profit organization that advocates to improve quality of life and improve long-term outcomes for individuals with genetically triggered aortic conditions including Marfan, Loeys-Dietz, and Vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndromes.

  • Patient Testimonials

  • Awards and Honors

    Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
    SEATTLE TOP DOCTOR - 2022 Seattle Magazine 2022
  • Publications

    Other Publications

    • Pickard SS, Armstrong AK, Balasubramanian S, Buddhe S, Crum K, Kong G, Lang SM, Lee MV, Lopez L, Natarajan SS, Norris MD, Parra DA, Parthiban A, Powell AJ, Priromprintr B, Rogers LS, Sachdeva S, Shah SS, Smith CA, Stern KWD, Xiang Y, Young LT, Sachdeva R
      Appropriateness of cardiovascular computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging in patients with conotruncal defects.
      36868899 Journal of cardiovascular computed tomography, 2023 May : 17(3)211-219
    • Schauer J, Caris E, Soriano B, Ait-Ali L, Ashwath R, Balasubramanian S, Choueiter N, Christensen J, Cornicelli M, Muniz JC, Parra D, Tham E, Albers E, Chikkabyrappa SM, Young L, Ferguson M, Buddhe S
      The Diagnostic Role of Echocardiographic Strain Analysis in Patients Presenting with Chest Pain and Elevated Troponin: A Multicenter Study.
      35301094 Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography, 2022 Aug. : 35(8)857-867
    • Spurr RR, Conwell JA, Young LT, Lewin MB, Edwards LA, Arya B
      Utility of Screening Fetal Echocardiogram Following Normal Anatomy Ultrasound for In Vitro Fertilization Pregnancies.
      35218394 Pediatric cardiology, 2022 Aug. : 43(6)1349-1353
    • Otero Luna A, Park KB, Schauer J, Castera M, Quintana Grijalba C, Chikkabyrappa SM, Tjoeng YL, Romberg EK, Olson A, Glass IA, Young L
      A unique cardiovascular presentation of Marfan syndrome.
      35679177 American journal of medical genetics. Part A, 2022 Aug. : 188(8)2443-2447
    • Freeman K, Kronmal R, Clouse M, Conwell J, Bhat A, Young L, Lewin M, Arya B
      Validation of Prenatal Aortic Arch Angle Measurements in the Diagnosis of Neonatal Coarctation of the Aorta.
      33903942 Pediatric cardiology, 2021 Aug. : 42(6)1365-1371
    • MacKintosh EW, Chen ML, Wenger T, Carlin K, Young L
      Risk Factors and Inadequacy of Screening for Sleep-Disordered Breathing in Children with Marfan Syndrome.
      33394117 Pediatric cardiology, 2021 March : 42(3)510-516
    • Lopez L, Frommelt PC, Colan SD, Trachtenberg FL, Gongwer R, Stylianou M, Bhat A, Burns KM, Cohen MS, Dragulescu A, Freud LR, Frommelt MA, Lytrivi ID, Mahgerefteh J, McCrindle BW, Pignatelli R, Prakash A, Sachdeva R, Soslow JH, Spurney C, Taylor CL, Thankavel PP, Thorsson T, Tretter JT, Young LT, LuAnn Minich L, Pediatric Heart Network Investigators
      Pediatric Heart Network Echocardiographic Z Scores: Comparison with Other Published Models.
      33189460 Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography, 2021 Feb. : 34(2)185-192 PMCID:PMC7870534
    • Van Driest SL, Sleeper LA, Gelb BD, Morris SA, Dietz HC, Forbus GA, Goldmuntz E, Hoskoppal A, James J, Lee TM, Levine JC, Li JS, Loeys BL, Markham LW, Meester JAN, Mital S, Mosley JD, Olson AK, Renard M, Shaffer CM, Sharkey A, Young L, Lacro RV, Roden DM
      Variants in ADRB1 and CYP2C9: Association with Response to Atenolol and Losartan in Marfan Syndrome.
      32586526 The Journal of pediatrics, 2020 July : 222213-220.e5 PMCID:PMC7323908
    • Grattan M, Prince A, Rumman RK, Morgan C, Petrovic M, Hauck A, Young L, Franco-Cereceda A, Loeys B, Mohamed SA, Dietz H, Mital S, Fan CS, Manlhiot C, Andelfinger G, Mertens L
      Predictors of Bicuspid Aortic Valve-Associated Aortopathy in Childhood: A Report From the MIBAVA Consortium.
      32178537 Circulation. Cardiovascular imaging, 2020 March : 13(3)e009717
    • Frommelt PC, Minich LL, Trachtenberg FL, Altmann K, Camarda J, Cohen MS, Colan SD, Dragulescu A, Frommelt MA, Johnson TR, Kovalchin JP, Lin L, Mahgerefteh J, Nutting A, Parra DA, Pearson GD, Pignatelli R, Sachdeva R, Soriano BD, Spurney C, Srivastava S, Statile CJ, Stelter J, Stylianou M, Thankavel PP, Tierney ES, van der Velde ME, Lopez L, Pediatric Heart Network Investigators
      Challenges With Left Ventricular Functional Parameters: The Pediatric Heart Network Normal Echocardiogram Database.
      31351792 Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography, 2019 Oct. : 32(10)1331-1338.e1 PMCID:PMC6779514
    • Camarda JA, Patel A, Carr MR, Young LT
      Practice Variations in Pediatric Echocardiography Laboratories.
      30353314 Pediatric cardiology, 2019 March : 40(3)537-545
    • Puchalski MD, Lui GK, Miller-Hance WC, Brook MM, Young LT, Bhat A, Roberson DA, Mercer-Rosa L, Miller OI, Parra DA, Burch T, Carron HD, Wong PC
      Guidelines for Performing a Comprehensive Transesophageal Echocardiographic: Examination in Children and All Patients with Congenital Heart Disease: Recommendations from the American Society of Echocardiography.
      30579694 Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography, 2019 Feb. : 32(2)173-215
    • Handisides JC, Hollenbeck-Pringle D, Uzark K, Trachtenberg FL, Pemberton VL, Atz TW, Bradley TJ, Cappella E, De Nobele S, Groh GK, Hamstra MS, Korsin R, Levine JC, Lindauer B, Liou A, Neal MKM, Markham LW, Morrison T, Mussatto KA, Olson AK, Pierpont MEM, Pyeritz RE, Radojewski EA, Roman MJ, Xu M, Lacro RV, Pediatric Heart Network Investigators
      Health-Related Quality of Life in Children and Young Adults with Marfan Syndrome.
      30270167 The Journal of pediatrics, 2019 Jan. : 204250-255.e1 PMCID:PMC6800200
    • Mortensen KH, Young L, De Backer J, Silberbach M, Collins RT, Duijnhouwer AL, Pandya B, Gravholt CH, Lopez L, Roos-Hesselink JW
      Cardiovascular imaging in Turner syndrome: state-of-the-art practice across the lifespan.
      30228249 Heart (British Cardiac Society), 2018 Nov. : 104(22)1823-1831
    • Mah DY, Sleeper LA, Crosson JE, Czosek RJ, Love BA, McCrindle BW, Muiño-Mosquera L, Olson AK, Pilcher TA, Tierney ESS, Shah MJ, Wechsler SB, Young LT, Lacro RV
      Frequency of Ventricular Arrhythmias and Other Rhythm Abnormalities in Children and Young Adults With the Marfan Syndrome.
      30115424 The American journal of cardiology, 2018 Oct 15 : 122(8)1429-1436 PMCID:PMC6497148
    • Silberbach M, Roos-Hesselink JW, Andersen NH, Braverman AC, Brown N, Collins RT, De Backer J, Eagle KA, Hiratzka LF, Johnson WH Jr, Kadian-Dodov D, Lopez L, Mortensen KH, Prakash SK, Ratchford EV, Saidi A, van Hagen I, Young LT, American Heart Association Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young; Council on Genomic and Precision Medicine; and Council on Peripheral Vascular Disease
      Cardiovascular Health in Turner Syndrome: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association.
      30354301 Circulation. Genomic and precision medicine, 2018 Oct. : 11(10)e000048
    • Hoskoppal A, Menon S, Trachtenberg F, Burns KM, De Backer J, Gelb BD, Gleason M, James J, Lai WW, Liou A, Mahony L, Olson AK, Pyeritz RE, Sharkey AM, Stylianou M, Wechsler SB, Young L, Levine JC, Tierney ESS, Lacro RV, Bradley TJ, Pediatric Heart Network Investigators
      Predictors of Rapid Aortic Root Dilation and Referral for Aortic Surgery in Marfan Syndrome.
      29948025 Pediatric cardiology, 2018 Oct. : 39(7)1453-1461 PMCID:PMC6150800
    • Selamet Tierney ES, Levine JC, Sleeper LA, Roman MJ, Bradley TJ, Colan SD, Chen S, Campbell MJ, Cohen MS, De Backer J, Heydarian H, Hoskoppal A, Lai WW, Liou A, Marcus E, Nutting A, Olson AK, Parra DA, Pearson GD, Pierpont ME, Printz BF, Pyeritz RE, Ravekes W, Sharkey AM, Srivastava S, Young L, Lacro RV, Pediatric Heart Network Investigators
      Influence of Aortic Stiffness on Aortic-Root Growth Rate and Outcome in Patients With the Marfan Syndrome.
      29631804 The American journal of cardiology, 2018 May 1 : 121(9)1094-1101 PMCID:PMC5927832


Board Certification(s)

Pediatric Cardiology

Medical/Professional School

Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI


Baylor College of Medicine Pediatrics GME, Houston, TX


Baylor College of Medicine-Pediatric Cardiology Fe, Houston, TX

Clinical Interests

Cardiac Genetics - Marfan syndrome and other related connective tissue disorders.
Turner syndrome.
Fetal echocardiography and prenatal detection of congenital heart disease.

Research Description
Marfan syndrome and related sleep disorders.
Research Focus Area

Fetal echocardiography, Marfan syndrome, Non-invasive imaging